Hive Body / Deep Super

Hive Body / Deep Super

The hive body - also called a deep-hive super, or brood chamber - makes up the first component of a bee hive and contains ten frames of honeycomb. The bees use this lower deep super as the nursery, or brood chamber, to raise thousands of baby bees. The upper supers - medium or small - is where the bees store most of their honey and pollen for feeding when pollen sources are scarce or during the winter when foraging is not possible. In areas where cold winters are more common, beekeepers sometimes use more than one deep hive body for a colony.

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